Maryan Ainsworth is the Robert Janson-La Palme Visiting Professor at Princeton University, where she will lead seminars on the intersections between Northern Renaissance Painting and technical art history. In October, she gave a public lecture at Princeton, “Unravelling the Mysteries of Jan van Eyck’s Late Paintings.”
The Robert Janson-La Palme Visiting Professorship and Conference was endowed in 2002 in honor of Robert Janson-La Palme by his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lillian Marks. Robert Janson-La Palme, professor emeritus of art history at Washington College in Maryland, received his B.A. from Brown University in 1952 and his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1976, studying under Professors Millard Meiss and John Rupert Martin.
This endowment was established to bring a visiting scholar and teacher of national and international stature to Princeton to teach and conduct other scholarly activities, primarily at the graduate level, in European art of the period 1200–1800 A.D.